Definition of Benign tumour

1. Noun. A tumor that is not cancerous.

Medical Definition of Benign tumour

1. A nonmalignant clone of neoplastic cells that does not invade locally or spread to other parts of the body (metastasise), having lost growth control but not positional control. Usually surrounded by a fibrous capsule of compressed tissue. (29 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Benign Tumour

benign myalgic encephalomyelitis
benign nasal tumour
benign neonatal convulsions
benign nephrosclerosis
benign paroxysmal peritonitis
benign paroxysmal postural vertigo
benign positional vertigo
benign prostatic hyperplasia
benign prostatic hypertrophy
benign pseudohypertrophic muscular dystrophy
benign stupor
benign tertian malaria
benign tetanus
benign tumor
benign tumors
benign tumour (current term)

Literary usage of Benign tumour

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1903)
"The clinician replies, " When the benign growth becomes infected from without, the benign tumour becomes malignant." Benign growths being, for the most part ..."

2. The Clinical Journal (1904)
"Here you have an admirable instance of a case which at first sight presented a simple benign tumour, apparently easily amenable to cure by operation, ..."

3. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1861)
"The conclusion, appeared to me irresistible, that the protruding mass consisted of a benign tumour, which has pushed the eye before it; that said tumour was ..."

4. Urinary Surgery by Edwin Hurry Fenwick (1894)
"Now, it cannot be too strongly enforced that the benign tumour and the succulent ... When cystitis complicates a benign tumour, slight one-sided pyelitis is ..."

5. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1907)
"When the bone is so expanded as to produce egg- "hell crackling, the tumour is either a sarcoma, an innocent medullary cyst, or an expanding benign tumour, ..."

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